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  • Additional States: California
  • Company: GKO Environmental Health Services, LLC
  • Phone: 808 384-3523
  • Cell: 808 384-3523
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Industrial Hygiene and Chemistry & Chemicals

Specialty Focus:

asbestos, U.S. Navy, asbestos insulation, asbestos gaskets, exposure assessment, boiler plant safety, steam plant safety, mathematical modeling

Education:

B.S. Biology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA; M.S. Occupational Medicine, New York University Medical Center, NY; Ph.D. Environmental Health Sciences, New York University Medical Center, NY

Years in Practice:

40+

Additional Information

Specialized industrial hygiene knowledge of chemical exposures to United States Navy personnel who worked in shipyards or served on board U.S. Navy ships, at sea, on shore, and during repair and overhaul. Specialized training with U.S. Navy and U.S. Army to assist personnel deployed to combat areas with potential chemical exposures to toxic industrial chemicals (TICS), toxic industrial materials (TIMS) and Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) weapons of mass destruction. Radiation Scientist (civilian) 1983-1986. United States Navy (active duty) Industrial Hygiene Officer 1986-2007. Experience with asbestos and composite fiber sampling, asbestos identification and major asbestos removal projects while assigned to Marne Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina 1986-1989. Carried out industrial hygiene and safety duties during Mt. Pinatubo disaster in the Republic of the Philippines, 1991. First IHO assigned to forward deployed aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) 1992-1994 carrying out industrial hygiene and safety assignments for this battle group; two deployments to the Persian Gulf with this command. While assigned to U.S. Navy Preventive Medicine Unit No. 7, Naples, Italy/Sigonella, Sicily 1995-1997, was assigned rapid deployments to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Carried out industrial hygiene and safety assignments for U.S. Navy facilities and commands in United Kingdom, Spain, Egypt and Italy. Supported U.S. Army commands in Hungary, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina 1996-1997. Director of Industrial Hygiene for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center 2003-2007. Senior Industrial Hygienist (civilian) for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard 2007-2013 assisting Los Angeles (688) class nuclear submarines. Safety experience includes machine shop safety; aircraft repair and maintenance; welding safety; crane safety; recreational safety; shipboard safety and damage control; aircraft carrier flight deck safety; fuel handling safety, and safety support for shipboard corrosion control and metal repair work. Experience with asbestos removal, asbestos air sampling, asbestos identification, and counting of asbestos fibers. Experience performing worker breathing zone air sampling for jet fuel, solvents, carbon fibers, lead, metal fumes, and volcanic ash following U.S. Navy industrial hygiene quality standards. Trained in asbestos identification and fiber counting techniques maintaining certification for these credentials 1987-1996; 2007-2013. Certified per the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) for identifying asbestos in buildings 2008-2012.